The Blind Girl never knew that ugly shapes of delf and earthenware were on the board; that sorrow and faintheartedness
were in the house; that Caleb's scanty hairs were turning greyer and more grey, before her sightless face.
The impression neatly captured the contemporary notion of prudence: faintheartedness
, caution and a general bias against action.
(104) They argue that Scalia simply would not follow his prescribed methodology when its conclusions were too distasteful for him, notwithstanding his disavowal of faintheartedness
. (105) His most stalwart defenders deny the charge categorically.
It also warms the blood and liver--the organ of passion--and instead of producing cowardice and faintheartedness
, sack makes one warm and passionate while it "illumine[s] the face" (107).
I came here seeking my own ruin, saying: 'Who cares, who cares?' because of my faintheartedness
; but she, after five years of torment, as soon as someone comes and speaks a sincere word to her, forgives everything, forgets everything, and weeps!
Quoting Clausewitz, Betts observes that "a short jump is certainly easier than a long one, but no one wanting to get across a wide ditch would begin by jumping half-way." Self-defeating as such faintheartedness
might be, Betts is much more incensed by the recklessness he associates with the second Bush administration.
The expected response from the locals is a benign smile that masks the feeling of 'how silly can you get?' or, perhaps better, to keep the eyes down and not embarrass the novice, who will realise their faintheartedness
has caused a tailback.
These poems meditate again and again on the "double shadow," as the longest poem in the collection, "Night," would have it, of "risk" and "faintheartedness
." Here risk is conceived of as leaving behind the familiar shape of a life, casting off toward something new, finding "now / a kind of youth again, now pleasure as the effacement / entirely of what, inside us, we couldn't bear / looking long at, no, / not a moment longer...." The poems often seem to want to celebrate this risk and the poet who embraces it: "The tamer animals / would soon lie down again," Phillips writes in "Continuous Until We Stop," "and the wild go free." But they also return again and again to images of damage, and to a regret that, however they attempt to deny it, refuses to be denied.
immediately seized the athlete, as if he had been struck down by the oracle.
is not common among social entrepreneurs.
President Obama has shortcomings, but faintheartedness
is not one of them.
Or was it faintheartedness
, or not wanting to see Saddam look human in death.